Austria to America Entrepreneurship Exchange

A2A 7th Cohort


ACTIVATE your inner leader, innovator, and entrepreneur
CONNECT with U.S. founders, business executives, and investors
EXPLORE climate technology and innovation to achieve sustainable development
DISCOVER Boston, MA as a hub for renowned research institutes and cultural diversity
BUILD a network of U.S. peers and mentors

In-person exchange program taking place from July 11 – July 24, 2023

All travel and accommodation costs will be covered. 
Applications Closed

About the Program

Austria to America (A2A) is an in-person exchange program designed to promote entrepreneurship and leadership among young Austrians by introducing them to American entrepreneurship methods and networks.

A2A will focus on Climate and Sustainability.

This program is a 2-week commitment from July 11 – July 24, 2023 and is hosted in Boston, MA.

To see a preview of the application, please click here


What we’re looking for in a candidate
  • Austrian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Austrian university or FH student, or other aspiring entrepreneur
  • Aged 21-26 at the time of the exchange dates
  • Proficient in English (C1 or higher)
  • Is interested in founding or advancing their startup
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Works well in group dynamics or is ready to challenge themselves in new settings
  • Able to dedicate two weeks to an immersive entrepreneurship experience in addition to pre- and post-exchange programming

“The most valuable asset that I take from the exchange is the network in the U.S. and the strengthened network in Austria. If I want to start a business in the U.S. or expand my customer base there, there are people that I can go to that will support me in one way or the other. But also the friendships that were made within the cohort are extremely valuable. We all have different backgrounds, perspectives, and skill sets and we leverage this by supporting each other in our endeavours. This support structure is invaluable in bringing our businesses to the next level.”

A2A 6.0 Participant

A program of U.S. Embassy Vienna

Program Partners

To get involved, please email